What is Traveling

“To travel is to release all the fears and doubts you pointlessly carry around with you.” —Kiana Azizian

Traveling is life. It’s experiencing the world to it’s fullest and putting yourself in new situations you’ve never dreamed of before. To travel is to breathe in the air of unimaginable places, taking in all the beauty the world has to offer. 
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ProStock: Nice Fender, No Warranty

Just under three years ago, we purchased a full set of ProStock Marine fenders. We like to be well-fendered so we ended up buying just over $2,000 worth of these fenders. In the intervening three years we have been super-impressed with them. They have been used in gales up against cement walls, when fueling from…

West Belfast

In several days of touring around Belfast we’d seen no signs of the violence, known as “The Troubles”, that once made it among the world’s most dangerous cities. Of the 1,541 killings there, most ocurred north and west of the city and it is in West Belfast that evidence of the conflict is still prominent….

Two Generators When You Only Have One

The best way to have two generators is to actually install two generators. But two generators would be a tight fit in our engine room. Milt Baker proved on Nordhavn 4732 Bluewater that, with skill and forward thinking, you actually can fit two generators into a Nordhavn 47 or 52. It is a rare configuration. Most,…

Brrrrrr….

Dylan and Dee Dee had a great holiday visit with their grandma but came back to frigid temperatures in Florida.That didn’t stop them from making their daily trip to the dog park. Mom and Dad just bundled up.It’s been cold – in the 20’s and 30’s. We can…

Titanic Quarter

Belfast’s Titanic Quarter stands on part of the shipyard where the ill-fated vessel was built and is one of the world’s largest urban-waterfront regeneration projects. The 185-acre (75 hectare) site includes Titanic Studios, Belfast Harbour Marina, and hotel, office, education, retail and apartment complexes. The district also is home to a number of excellent nautical…

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau

Ithaca New York is a wonderful place to be in the summer…even spring and fall, but I’m glad we aren’t there right now. Here are some pictures of The Pearl’s summer home. It looks a little different today than it did the day we left the marina in September. I’m looking forward to it looking green again. Thanks Jean for posting these pictures.
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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau

Ithaca New York is a wonderful place to be in the summer…even spring and fall, but I’m glad we aren’t there right now. Here are some pictures of The Pearl’s summer home. It looks a little different today than it did the day we left the marina in September. I’m looking forward to it looking green again. Thanks Jean for posting these pictures.

Looking out at Cayuga Lake from the inlet to the marina.

This is the same place last September
A cold lonely marina
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Beautiful Belfast

One of the reasons we’d come to Belfast was to see one of our favourite bands, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, at the renowned Limelight. We admittedly were a little nervous about the idea. Belfast was once considered one of the world’s most dangerous cities and it’s impossible not to reflect on years of violence covered…

Running Aground As Anchoring Technique

The FPBs are designed with drying out in mind, and like all aspects of seamanship, we think testing the process …Read More